Well another fortnight has flown by and it's time for another Craft-Room Challenge . The theme is "In The Garden - Anything but a card" and it has been chosen by the lovely Suzanne, she would love to see your layouts, tags, altered art, boxes etc - anything you like inspired by the garden.
Our sponsors for the challenge are Crafty Embelies . They make wonderful wooden embellishments.
The rest of the DT have made some wonderful creations and we also have a guest designer the very talented Helene, her blog is 2amscrapper, hope you all go there and say hello, too! She will be our GDT for the two next challenges.
If you are interested being our GDT, please put the "GDT" after your name when entering our challenge.
Here is my creation.
Just before last Christmas I bought a copy of the magazine Homemaker and there was a Christmas project with a dove sitting on a spool - I didn't have time to make it for Christmas so I decided to change it slightly and make it for the challenge.
I found some fabric in my stash and made the dove following the instructions in the magazine. I hand stitched it rather than use my sewing machine.
I then wrapped some lace round a wooden spool and then wrapped some wire round curling the ends.
I adhered a piece of hessian to the top of the spool and then added folded strips of fabric. I had the base already in my stash and adhered a piece of fabric to it, fraying the ends - I then adhered the spool to the base.
I made some flowers out of hessian, material and brads and attached them to the base and spool together with some flowers from my stash, the last thing I did was to adhere my dove to the top of the spool.
Here is a closer look at the base.